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Sterile Irrigants Required During Oral Surgery – Dental Infection Control

In California, the Dental Board of California (DBC) Infection Control Regulation states that “sterile coolants/irrigants shall be used for surgical procedures involving soft tissue or bone. Sterile coolants/irrigants must be delivered using a sterile delivery system.” According to the Center…

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Online License Renewal for CA Dental Licensees Coming Soon – Dental Board of CA

The California Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) is rolling out a new online program that will revolutionize the way dental licensees and license applicants do business. The online program is called BreEZe, which is DCA’s new licensing and enforcement system…

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OSHA Requires Written Programs – Dental Regulations

Part of the U.S. Department of Labor, the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was created in 1970 to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and by providing training,…

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OSHA Employee Training Requirements

Employee safety is the sole focus of regulations mandated by the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Hence, the intent of OSHA's training requirements is to ensure that all employees are trained on the hazards associated with the job,…

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Reminder: OSHA Recordkeeping Rules Change on Jan 1, 2015

OSHA’s updated recordkeeping rules, which expand the definition of severe injuries that must be reported to OSHA, take effect on January 1, 2015. The amendments require employers to report the following to OSHA: All work-related fatalities within 8 hours of…

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RHB Revises X-Ray Machine Registration Form in California – Dental Compliance

The California Department of Public Health Radiologic Health Branch (RHB) recently revised the radiation machine registration form, RH2261, which must be completed and submitted to RHB. Three forms are now available for registration: 1) RH2261N for new registrations, 2) RH2261C…

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